Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Former broadcaster Jim Munson is the new vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The job became vacant with the retirement of P.E.I. senator Libbe Hubley in September. Munson reported on current affairs for more than 30 years,...
Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer. The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) recently released a report on the deaths of North...
The fall rock crab fishery in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 opened Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans delayed the fishery due to strong winds on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The fishery is set...
As demand for P.E.I. shellfish grows, federal and provincial governments are contributing more than $1.6 million to install cold storage facilities at P.E.I. Mussel King Inc. to reduce damage caused during transportation and ensure efficient, uninterrupted supply of frozen...
A duty-free tariff on live lobster exports to Europe that took effect on Sept. 21 and tariffs on frozen and processed lobster being phased out over the next five years under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...
More than 100 fishers from Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 came together in Yarmouth on Sept. 20 for the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) Lobster Forum, where the most pressing issues facing the lobster fishing...
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association. AquaBounty...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved the release of 108 tags for the Canadian tuna reallocation fishery, which opened Sept. 29. The first fishing period began Aug. 1 and ended Sept. 26. The reallocation fishery is scheduled to run...

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